Over 30,000 arrested so far in targeted operation

KARACHI: Some 31,336 alleged criminals have so far been arrested in several targeted operations conducted by police and Rangers since the Karachi operation was launched, a report on the law and order situation in Karachi said. According to media report Acting Inspector General Sindh Police Hyder Jamali presented the report at a high-level meeting of law enforcement agencies. Jamali chairing the meeting also looked at the efficiency of the ongoing operation in Karachi that has been underway for the past 10 months. According to the report, In 1,627 police encounters, some 1,586 suspected of involved in dacoity, 336 in extortionists, 83 kidnappers, 7,155 fugitives and 590 wanted in murder cases were arrested. The security forces also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the possession of the arrested, which included 1,026 explosive materials, 264 arms and ammunition and a huge quantity of drugs and narcotics. Forces had managed to seize 643 hand grenades, 3 light machine guns, 186 sub-machine guns, 7,201 pistols, 116 rifles and 125 shot guns from the possession from those arrested. Some 392 suspected of criminal activity were killed in encounters that occurred in the metropolis during the stipulated time period.

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